The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
Hi lover! I was recommended this book by a friend about 2 years ago. Today this is still my favorite book I’ve ever read. I majored in Psychology and originally wanted to become a Marriage/Relationships counselor. When I discovered that this book was written by a Marriage & Family Counselor, I was instantly drawn to it. The way love and relationships work has always interested me tremendously. It’s so intriguing how relationships function differently for everyone and that is because we all speak and require different “love languages”.
The book is educational for anyone. You do not need to be in a relationship to read this because you can apply what you learn to any aspect of your life. Before helping me with my relationships, this book showed me more qualities about myself that I never knew. At the time that I read it, I was also 2 & half years into my relationship with my boyfriend and it helped us so much. I had questions that I never knew who to ask. As soon as I was finished with the book, I began raving about it to everyone I knew, including my boyfriend. I am so lucky that he was open minded enough to read it and that is where our relationship began to improve tremendously. Bobby is an excellent writer and you can read his perspective of the book here.
At the very essence of our being, we all pursue love and happiness. It is what motivates most of our dreams and aspirations. Personally this book helped me learn valuable information on how to love better and exactly what I need. When a person lacks the type of love they need, you will see the negative effects it has on their life. As a person who studied Psychology, I am constantly observing others to try and figure out where their actions stem from. Once a person gives you the insight to what makes them feel loved, it is the basis of how you can positively influence them.
I really suggest you pick up this light read, even if you are not typically interested in “self-help” books. I can guarantee you will enjoy at least the first hand accounts that Dr. Chapman describes. Have a great day my loves!